TGIF/Weekend edition - October 20-22, 2006
We've lost battle for Baghdad, US admits
Australia went into Iraq on false premise: Cosgrove
White House nixes idea of partitioning wartorn Iraq
Gee, whatever happened to those "last throes"?
"Political experts say for the Republicans to win this November, they need something really, really big to happen -- like if President Bush suddenly finds Osama bin Laden. Osama bin Laden? We can't even find Wesley Snipes." --Jay Leno
US deaths in Iraq Cleveland Plain Dealer
Iraq: Mortar attack targets Baghdad Palestinians Reuters AlertNet, UK
Two children, one marine die: another day in Afghanistan Scotsman, United Kingdom
In pictures: Iraq bomb blasts
United States numb to Iraq troop deaths - experts Reuters AlertNet, UK
Iran warns of revenge over Israel BBC News
N.Korea Said Not Planing More Nuke Tests Washington Post,
Hizbullah 'used cluster bombs'
Jeb Bush Guarding His Legacy
The shift is significant as
a new governor takes over and Bush leaves office because of term limits. The
governor has frequently said his greatest concern is that after his departure
his policies and initiatives, such as the state's test-based school
accountability program, could be dismantled.
But with 18 of his top staff moving to the House, Rubio is in a position to keep those programs alive.
''The Bush legacy, above all else, is about bold public policy and that's what we want to be about,'' Rubio said.
Hill Republicans Air Out the Closet Washington Post
Senate balance of power: Montana now a "toss-up" Rasmussen Reports
Pastor endorses Bachmann; IRS gets complaint - StarTribune
“According to a Kelton Research survey -- I don't know who Kelton is, but he does these surveys. Teenagers receive an average of 110 text messages a week. 110. 80 of them from Congressman Mark Foley.”-- Jay Leno
Brought to You Courtesy of the Republican Party and the Catholic Church
An elderly priest admitted
getting naked in saunas with Mark Foley decades ago when the page-preying
ex-congressman was a boy in Florida.
"We were friends and trusted each other as brothers and loved each other as brothers," the Rev. Anthony Mercieca, 72, told The Associated Press from his home in Malta
Republicans are going on the offense fighting back against the Foley scandal.
"It's the usual suspects",
claim Republicans. The Democrats are behind this! It's those Lib'rals, like
mysterious bloggers funded by George Soros, ABC News, operatives associated with
Clinton(s), and Hollyweird. They're the ones who suppressed the proof until just
before the election! After all, we all know that Republicans are far too
disciplined to get caught trying to have sex with underage boys just 5
weeks from an election. So it's the Democrats fault. It's a vast left
It's not our fault, Republicans declare. Foley was an alcoholic. He had
a disease. And he was sexually abused by clergy. (Probably Lib'ral
clergy!) And he's a gay man. He can't control himself. But we have to
protect our children. Our children come first. Republicans are the
family values party. So the Republicans are suggesting ending the 200
year old Page program to make sure our children are protected from
horny gay Republicans. Republicans are being victimized by evil Democrats who
are exploiting this story for purely political purposes. How dare they!
How dare they!
The Republican's can stop Foley because he raises so much money. So
much money that it causes anyone who looks at it to go blind, deaf, and lose
their memory. But Republicans are going to take responsibility for this
scandal that the Democrats started. "The Buck Stops Here" exclaims
Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert! What he means is - Republicans are
going to keep Foley's money!
Marc Perkel's Web Site
Weldon Campaign Lashes Out At 'Liberal Attack Machine' Evening Bulletin, PA
Battleground Dispatches for Oct. 20 CQPolitics.com
Forgive Republican Infidelity, Impeach Democrat Infidelity
He said she was “a casual
acquaintance.” She said they were extramarital lovers, and told police that he
tried to choke her.
His wife says she forgives him. So does President Bush.
Iranian government just announced that they are going to slow down Internet
access speed because they don't want Iranians to have good Internet service.
Apparently, the government is so serious about this they are making all Iranians
subscribe to AOL." --Conan O'Brien
OPEC Agrees To Production Cut To Curb Price Drop NBC5i.com, TX
Ex-Stock Exchange Chief Told to Return Up to $100 Million New York Times
Homeland Security Limousines
A limousine company caught
up in a congressional bribery scandal is having its Homeland Security contract
extended, several months after
angry Capitol Hill hearings into why the contract was awarded in the first
Britain refuses return of Guantanamo detainees
Stone says his next movie will be the story of the hunt for Osama bin Laden. It
will be 300 hours long with no ending.” -- Jay Leno
Interview: Cheney on Elections and Iraq at TIME Magazine
Judge orders Cheney visitor logs released Jackson Hole Star-Tribune, WY
Cheney on Pakistan The News - International, Pakistan
"The U.S. population hit 300 million people yesterday. In a related story, the population of Mexico now down to 38 people." --Jay Leno
Russia plays down Putin rape joke BBC News
A photo from Cyberkinetics Neurotechnology shows the size of a neural interface -- which when implanted on the surface of the brain -- enables thoughts to move a computer cursor. Cuba and China have agreed to launch a biotechnology venture to develop neurotechnology products in China.